Wednesday, June 29, 2022

215 Northway Updated

Right after I started Palmer & Lamdin, I wrote about the house owned by Dr. Harvey Grant Beck. I'd found a bookplate with his house as the illustration, finally matched it to his house in Guilford, and then realized it was a Palmer & Lamdin!  

As I was conducting my monthly P&L search, I came up with an article on the house in the 1926 Architectural Forum magazine with pictures of the house, plans, and a brief article. Please excuse the poor quality of the photographs. 

My understanding is that the current owner of the house has the blueprints, and I will try and get my hands on them.

3805 Greenway Re-visited

I am always amazed that when I Google P&L, new entries show up, and this is one case. The house at 3805 Greenway is stunning, by anyone's assessment. When it was on the market in 2021, the realtors conducted an interview with the owners, and I stumbled on it when I was doing my monthly P&L search this week. Here's the link to the original post on the house.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

On the Market: 406 Bretton Place

No. 406 Bretton Place is one of 17 houses on this tiny road, just off of Juniper Road in Guilford. These houses, designed as two sets of seven houses, and one set of three, were built in 1914-1915. 

Here is the copy from the real estate ad. (Can someone please explain the Random capitalizations to Me? It's endemic in all real estate Ads.)

Beautifully Updated Tudor Townhome Perfectly Situated in the Historic Guildford neighborhood. Manicured landscaping and Mature Trees line this fantastic street. Walk up to the covered front porch and enter your Oasis!

A Cozy Brick Fireplace accents the freshly painted living room living room to warm you on those chilly nights! Walk through to the adjoining formal dining room and renovated kitchen which reveals gorgeous ceramic tile, granite countertops, sleek stainless steel appliances, two wall mounted ovens and a beautiful cooktop. Entertaining will be a breeze with this layout. Open the kitchen door to spacious wooden deck waiting for your charm and design. The second level of the Home has Oak flooring and a primary bedroom suite boasting a sitting/dressing room. The Second large bedroom equipped with a walk in closet offers access to a private balcony and shares the second level bath Third level boast two huge additional room, private bath, second private balcony. Lower level of this home boasts plenty of storage and gives you a blank slate to Create the Space you've been wanting.

Here is a picture of the house across the street from 406. You can see some of the tell-tale P&L details, including the jerkin-head roofline, the varied patterns in the brickwork and the arches on the loggia. (Sorry for the bad picture, it was a really small part of a bigger picture.) 

Apparently, No. 406 had sold a few months ago, but the buyer backed out, so it's back on the market. The listing is here.